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Updated Wednesday Evening, March 22, 2017

...Mostly Sunny And Cool Temperatures Today..

Another freeze warning is in effect tonight for primarily the eastern half of Kentucky as lows will dip into the middle 20s to lower 30s. While it will be cool tonight, a warming trend looks to start tomorrow. Back into the upper 50s to middle 60s on Thursday and 60s and 70s by Friday. Dry conditions remain through Friday, before chances increase over the weekend.

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Regional Hourly Observations For MADISON County, Kentucky
Issued at 1000 PM EDT WED MAR 22 2017
NORTHEAST KENTUCKY
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
LEXINGTON      CLEAR     34  19  54 NE8       30.42S WCI  27          
COVINGTON      PTCLDY    36  20  52 NE13      30.46R WCI  27          
FRANKFORT      CLEAR     38  19  46 NE7       30.43R WCI  33          

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 1000pm EDT, Wednesday March 22, 2017

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 47 degrees west, near 34 degrees central, and near 38 degrees east. Current sky conditions are clear west, clear central, and clear east. In the west, relative humidity is near 35%, and the dew point is near 21 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 54%, and the dew point is near 19 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 39%, and the dew point is near 15 degrees. Current drying conditions are good west, fair central, and good east. Winds are from the northeast at 8 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the northeast at 8 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 27 degrees central. Winds are variable at 3 mph east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The livestock cold stress index is in the no stress category west, no stress category central, and no stress category east. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 47 degrees at Paducah. The lowest temperature is 34 degrees at Lexington.

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Current NOWCAST not available:
Nowcasts are not issued routinely during fair weather. Only when
precipitation or other significant weather is occuring in this county will these
forecasts be issued. Currently, there is no short term forecast in effect.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For MADISON County, Kentucky
Issued at: Wed Mar 22 15:44:02 EDT 2017

343 PM EDT Wed Mar 22 2017

...FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 10 AM EDT THURSDAY...

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of south central
Indiana and Central Kentucky.

.DAY ONE...Tonight.

Temperatures will drop into the 28-32 degree range late tonight through
Thursday mid morning, therefore a Freeze Warning is in effect. 

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday.

A series of systems will bring scattered thunderstorms to the region
this weekend and into early next week. 

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is not anticipated. 

&&

More information, along with other weather, hydrological and
climate information can be found, at weather.gov/louisville.

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MADISON County, Kentucky Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Advisory

Updated: 310 AM EST THU NOV 12 2009

TODAY (6AM-5PM)

Max Temperature...........................58 degrees.
Precipitation (liq. eq. )...................0.00 inches (No rainfall).
Precipitation area .........................0% of the county expected.
Dewpoints.......................................28 to 37 Degrees.
Min RH (Relative Humidity).........41%.
Wind Speed....................................4 to 12 mph
Winds@3 PM..................................north at 12 mph
Spraying Conditions....................favorable
Sky Conditions @9 AM ...............mostly sunny.
RH < 50%........................................ for 6 hours
RH > 80%.........................................for 0 hour
No. of Hours Temp <=32 .............0
No. of Hours Temp <= 20 .............0
No. of Hours Temp <= 0 ...............0

The high today (6am-5pm) in Madison county, is expected to be near 58 degrees. No rainfall is expected. Temperature will range from near 38 to near 57 degrees. Dewpoints will range from 28 to 37 degrees. These dewpoints will combine with today (6am-5pm)'s temperatures resulting in relative humidity minimum of 41%. Skies will be mostly sunny at 9 AM and mostly sunny at 3 PM. Wind speed will range from 4 to 12 mph during the period. Winds at 3 PM will be out of the north at 12 mph, which is favorable spraying conditions in rain-free areas. Relative humidity will be less than 50% for 6 hours and greater than 80% for 0 hour

TONIGHT (6PM-5AM)

Min Temperature...........................39 degrees.
Precipitation (liq. eq. )...................0.00 inches (No rainfall).
Precipitation area .........................0% of the county expected.
Dewpoints.......................................37 to 38 Degrees.
Max RH (Relative Humidity)........85%.
Wind Speed....................................2 to 9 mph
Winds@3 AM..................................northeast at 3 mph
Spraying Conditions....................favorable
Sky Conditions @12 AM .............clear.
Sky Conditions @3 AM ...............clear.
RH < 50%........................................ for 0 hour
RH > 80%.........................................for 3 hours
No. of Hours Temp <=32 .............0
No. of Hours Temp <= 20 .............0
No. of Hours Temp <= 0 ...............0

The low tonight (6pm-5am) in Madison county, is expected to be around 39 degrees. No rainfall is expected. Temperature will range from near 41 to near 51 degrees. Dewpoints will range from 37 to 38 degrees. These dewpoints will combine with tonight (6pm-5am)'s temperatures resulting in relative humidity maximum of 85%. Skies will be clear at 12 AM and clear at 3 AM. Wind speed will range from 2 to 9 mph during the period. Winds at 3 AM will be out of the northeast at 3 mph, which is favorable spraying conditions in rain-free areas. Relative humidity will be less than 50% for 0 hour and greater than 80% for 3 hours

TOMORROW (6AM-5PM)

Max Temperature...........................64 degrees.
Precipitation (liq. eq. )...................0.00 inches (No rainfall).
Precipitation area .........................0% of the county expected.
Dewpoints.......................................37 to 41 Degrees.
Min RH (Relative Humidity).........40%.
Wind Speed....................................2 to 5 mph
Winds@3 PM..................................northeast at 3 mph
Spraying Conditions....................favorable
Sky Conditions @9 AM ...............mostly sunny.
Sky Conditions @3 PM ...............mostly sunny.
RH < 50%........................................ for 6 hours
RH > 80%.........................................for 1 hour
No. of Hours Temp <=32 .............0
No. of Hours Temp <= 20 .............0
No. of Hours Temp <= 0 ...............0

The high tomorrow (6am-5pm) in Madison county, is expected to be near 64 degrees. No rainfall is expected. Temperature will range from near 41 to near 64 degrees. Dewpoints will range from 37 to 41 degrees. These dewpoints will combine with tomorrow (6am-5pm)'s temperatures resulting in relative humidity minimum of 40%. Skies will be mostly sunny at 9 AM and mostly sunny at 3 PM. Wind speed will range from 2 to 5 mph during the period. Winds at 3 PM will be out of the northeast at 3 mph, which is favorable spraying conditions in rain-free areas. Relative humidity will be less than 50% for 6 hours and greater than 80% for 1 hour

TOMORROW NIGHT (6PM-5AM)

Min Temperature...........................45 degrees.
Precipitation (liq. eq. )...................0.00 inches (No rainfall).
Precipitation area .........................0% of the county expected.
Dewpoints.......................................41 to 43 Degrees.
Max RH (Relative Humidity)........93%.
Wind Speed....................................1 to 3 mph
Winds@3 AM..................................south at 1 mph
Spraying Conditions....................favorable
Sky Conditions @12 AM .............mostly clear.
Sky Conditions @3 AM ...............mostly clear.
RH < 50%........................................ for 0 hour
RH > 80%.........................................for 3 hours
No. of Hours Temp <=32 .............0
No. of Hours Temp <= 20 .............0
No. of Hours Temp <= 0 ...............0

The low tomorrow night (6pm-5am) in Madison county, is expected to be around 45 degrees. No rainfall is expected. Temperature will range from near 45 to near 59 degrees. Dewpoints will range from 41 to 43 degrees. These dewpoints will combine with tomorrow night (6pm-5am)'s temperatures resulting in relative humidity maximum of 93%. Skies will be mostly clear at 12 AM and mostly clear at 3 AM. Wind speed will range from 1 to 3 mph during the period. Winds at 3 AM will be out of the south at 1 mph, which is favorable spraying conditions in rain-free areas. Relative humidity will be less than 50% for 0 hour and greater than 80% for 3 hours

72 HOUR SUMMARY

The temperature is expected to be in the range from 39 degrees and 67 degrees. Dewpoints will range from 28 to 47 degrees. No measurable precipitation is expected.


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Kentucky Agricultural Weather Medium-Range Outlook (Based on the MEX Model)

MEDIUM RANGE AG FORECAST:

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FRIDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 71 West and 68 Central, to 68 East. Dewpoints will range from 51 to 52 West, 43 to 50 Central, and 35 to 45 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.00-0.01 inches over 40 % of the area West, 0.00-0.01 inches over 20 % of the area Central, and 0.00-0.01 inches over 20 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Friday will fall to 57 West, 52 Central, and 47 East. Skies throughout the day will start out cloudy and end cloudy in the West, start cloudy and end cloudy Central, and start out cloudy and end partly cloudy East. The maximum livestock stress category will be no stress West, no stress Central, and no stress East. There will be 14 corn growing degree days West, 10 Central, and 9 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 11 and 12 mph , respectively, West, 10 and 11 mph Central, and 4 and 4 mph East.

SATURDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 72 West and 76 Central, to 77 East. Dewpoints will range from 52 to 53 West, 51 to 49 Central, and46 to 46 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.25-0.49 inches over 80 % of the area West, 0.00-0.01 inches over 40 % of the area Central, and 0.00-0.01 inches over 30 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Saturday will fall to 57 West, 58 Central, and 54 East. Skies throughout the day will start out cloudy and end cloudy in the West, start cloudy and end cloudy Central, and start out cloudy and end partly cloudy East. The maximum livestock stress category will be no stress West, no stress Central, and no stress East. There will be 14 corn growing degree days West, 17 Central, and 16 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 11 and 15 mph , respectively, West, 7 and 12 mph Central, and 3 and 2 mph East.

SUNDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 74 West and 75 Central, to 73 East. Dewpoints will range from 51 to 50 West, 50 to 50 Central, and 48 to 49 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.50-0.99 inches over 90 % of the area West, 0.50-0.99 inches over 90 % of the area Central, and 0.50-0.99 inches over 90 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Sunday will fall to 53 West, 58 Central, and 56 East. Skies throughout the day will start out cloudy and end cloudy in the West, start cloudy and end cloudy Central, and start out cloudy and end cloudy East. The maximum livestock stress category will be no stress West, no stress Central, and no stress East. There will be 14 corn growing degree days West, 16 Central, and 14 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 12 and 12 mph , respectively, West, 10 and 12 mph Central, and 3 and 6 mph East.

MONDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 72 West and 74 Central, to 75 East. Dewpoints will range from 49 to 53 West, 50 to 49 Central, and48 to 49 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.01-0.09 inches over 50 % of the area West, 0.01-0.09 inches over 50 % of the area Central, and 0.10-0.24 inches over 60 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Monday will fall to 51 West, 55 Central, and 57 East. Skies throughout the day will start out cloudy and end cloudy in the West, start cloudy and end cloudy Central, and start out cloudy and end cloudy East. The maximum livestock stress category will be no stress West, no stress Central, and no stress East. There will be 12 corn growing degree days West, 14 Central, and 16 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 5 and 8 mph , respectively, West, 7 and 8 mph Central, and 5 and 5 mph East.

TUESDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 70 West and 69 Central, to 74 East. Dewpoints will range from 49 to 48 West, 50 to 46 Central, and 46 to 46 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.00-0.01 inches over 40 % of the area West, 0.00-0.01 inches over 60 % of the area Central, and 0.00-0.01 inches over 70 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Tuesday will fall to 51 West, 55 Central, and 57 East. Skies throughout the day will start out cloudy and end partly cloudy in the West, start cloudy and end cloudy Central, and start out cloudy and end cloudy East. The maximum livestock stress category will be no stress West, no stress Central, and no stress East. There will be 10 corn growing degree days West, 12 Central, and 16 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 4 and 8 mph , respectively, West, 6 and 13 mph Central, and 2 and 5 mph East.

WEDNESDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 65 West and 67 Central, to 66 East. Dewpoints will range from 41 to 41 West, 43 to 37 Central, and 43 to 38 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.00-0.01 inches over 20 % of the area West, 0.00-0.01 inches over 20 % of the area Central, and 0.00-0.01 inches over 30 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Wednesday will fall to 46 West, 51 Central, and 52 East. Skies throughout the day will start out clear and end clear in the West, start clear and end clear Central, and start out partly cloudy and end cloudy East. The maximum livestock stress category will be no stress West, no stress Central, and no stress East.There will be 8 corn growing degree days West, 9 Central, and 9 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 8 and 10 mph, respectively, West, 11 and 8 mph Central, and 5 and 5 mph East.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Kentucky
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Precipitation Report: (liquid equivalent)

Total Precipitation and Deviation From Normal (in inches)
Valid May 27, 2012

The nearest available weather station for Madison County is Berea:

                      Past 7 days      Past 30 days   Jan 1 - Present
Station             Total     Dev     Total     Dev     Total     Dev
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Berea                0.15   -0.94      5.09   +0.49     14.84   -3.50
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Drought Status For MADISON County, Kentucky
(Based on the latest Palmer Drought Severity and Crop Moisture Indices)
BLUEGRASS KY CLIMATE DIVISION

Hydrological Drought (PDSI) Situation:
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Current Long-term Hydrological Moisture Status: NEAR NORMAL           (PDSI=  -0.49)
Rainfall Needed:  0.00 inches ABOVE NORMAL


Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:
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Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Favorable For Normal Growth And Fieldwork    (CMI=   0.91)
Change From Previous Week: DRIER      SOILS ( -0.39)

Note: Due to rainfall variability within each climate division, check Precip Reports/GIS Estimates and the Kentucky Climate Summary for the latest moisture information for this county.

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Kentucky Climate Summary
normal. High temperatures averaged from 59 in the West to 52 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from -2 degrees from normal in the West to -3 degrees from normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 36 degrees in the West to 30 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from +0 degrees from normal in the West to -5 degrees from normal in the East.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.50 inches statewide which was -0.53 inches from normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.35 inches, Central 0.55 inches, Bluegrass 0.38 inches and East 0.66 inches, which was -0.77, -0.52, -0.61 and -0.29 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.02 inches at Bristol to a high of 0.99 inches at Campbellsville.

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GIS ESTIMATES FOR MADISON COUNTY
Valid July 29, 2013

The GIS estimates are derived by ARC/INFO GIS software for a
central point in the county.  The estimates are calculated from
from 29 weather stations in the Kentucky area.

Precipitation Estimates

                     Last 3   Last 7   Last 14   Last 30     Since
                       Days     Days      Days      Days     Jan 1
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Precip Total           0.23     2.48      2.90      7.97     35.18
Precip Deviation      -0.23     1.40      0.75      3.42      7.98

Temperature Estimates

                     Last 3        Last 7       Last 14       Last 30
                       Days          Days          Days          Days
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Temp Average             69            72            76            74
Temp Deviation           -6            -3             1            -1

Soil Temperature Estimates

                                Yesterday
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Avg 4" Sod Soil Temp   	               76

European Corn Borer Degree Days Accumulations

Degree Days                      Forecasted Accumulations
      Total          550      610      750     1660     1740
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       1901         5/16     5/19     5/27      7/7     7/10

Almanac Information
Wednesday March 22, 2017 the 81th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 1.110000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 06:38 EDT Set 18:53 EDT
Transit Meridian 12:44 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:12 EDT Ends 19:18 EDT

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Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 59 / 36
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Calculations made for central point in Kentucky
Time in ET -- and will vary due to location and
elevation -- Priddy

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Historical Weather And Climate Facts For Today
MARCH 22ND
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1920...
A spectactular display of the Northern Lights was visible as far south as
Bradenton FL, El Paso TX, and Fresno CA. At Detroit MI, the display was
described "so brilliant as to blot out all stars below first magnitude".
(22nd-23rd) (The Weather Channel)
...1936...
A great flood crested on rivers from Ohio to Maine. The flood claimed 107
lives and caused 270 million dollars property damage. (David Ludlum)
...1954...
Six to ten inch rains caused the Chicago River to overflow its banks. (The
Weather Channel)
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